PBS focus is on St. John

The Virgin Islands National Park and the waters of St. John are featured ‘performers’ in a new Masterpiece Theater presentation from PBS, "Dance in America: Wolf Trap’s Face of America." 

The theme of the 90-minute program, debuting on PBS stations Monday night, is to incorporate the beauty of national parks with the art of dance.  Choreographers created interpretive dances which were performed by troupes in four Parks.

On St. John, Donald Byrd and members of his company, along with jazz composer/musician Steve Turre were inspired by the remains of a sugar cane plantation and danced on the shoreline of Cinnamon Bay.  Offshore, the Olympic Synchronized Swim Team offered their talents in a program capturing the spirit of aquatic life in the Coral Reef National Monument

Other national parks are featured in the show are Yosemite, Mammoth Cave, and the Wright Brothers Memorial.

2 thoughts on “PBS focus is on St. John”

  1. There is no mention of Monday night when I go to PBS’s description except it mentions Mon.April 21 which is past ? Confused

  2. Don’t be confused … its PBS’s way of doing things. The national feed of the show was Monday … your local affiliate can schedule it whenever they want.
    Fortunately, as I wrote, you can watch it, too, online … PBS is streaming the show. Visits the URLs and you can see it. And, also, watch your local program schedules.

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